Everyone likes getting awards. It's only natural. And with Seattle Weekly taking home a whopping 15 of them this past weekend at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest awards banquet--including six first-place finishes--well, it's made for a pretty celebratory morning around the office.
Encompassing Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, the SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards annually highlight our region's best journalistic efforts. In particular, Seattle Weekly's Nina Shapiro deserves a major fist bump, as she brought home six awards all by herself.
But enough with the pomp and circumstance. Here's a look at who won what: